Asia

Hong Kong’s green supermarket superstar

A new supermarket in Hong Kong could be setting the pace for powerful sustainability messaging. The Green Atrium on a small plot of land in Yuen Long next to a…

Western China makes steps to sustainable building

China is increasing its efforts to make its buildings more sustainable with a new four-year program that kicked off following a two-day conference earlier this month in Chongqing.

China embarks on sustainable urban planning

Australian governments should take note. China’s recently released Guidelines for Strengthening Urban Planning and Development show that even in one of the toughest urban challenges on the planet, there is…

China sets clean energy records as coal slumps

China installed 32.5 gigawatts of wind in 2015 and 18.3GW of solar in 2015, both clean energy world records, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. Meanwhile, coal…

Australia ranks 16th in built asset wealth

Australia has been ranked the 16th richest nation for built environment wealth, according to the latest Global Built Asset Wealth Index, with buildings and infrastructure worth an estimated US$3.3 trillion…

Nuclear dreams in Europe seek happy ending in China

This week the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is in China. Despite the economic woes facing that country he still thinks it is possible to obtain further inward…

Victoria secures solar manufacturing deal with China

The jobs potential of the clean economy has been put on full display with the announcement that Victorian technology company RayGen Resources has struck a manufacturing deal with Chinese company…